Elizabeth Ann Burrous

elizabeth burrous

July 13, 1930 ~ November 28, 2018

Resided in: Fountain, Colorado

Elizabeth 'Betty' Ann (Coleman) Burrous died peacefully at home on November 28, 2018. She was born to Erman (of Magon, KY) and Mary (Owen) Coleman (of Emporia, KS) on July 13, 1930 in La Junta, Colorado and grew up in Timpas, Kendall (KS) and Pueblo, CO. After she graduated from Central HS, Pueblo, she worked at the Pueblo Drive-in Movie Theater where she met Raymond Burrous. They married December 7, 1952 in Pueblo where they made their home. Betty worked at the Pueblo Army Depot until their children, Robert (Rob) Michael (1958) and Sandra Kay (1961) were born. After they were grown, she worked as secretary at East HS and South Mesa Elementary in Pueblo. After their divorce, Betty moved to Colorado Springs where she furthered her education in vocational school taking refrigeration and air conditioning classes. She worked at this profession proudly serving at USAF Academy and Peterson AFB until she retired. She then spent some time traveling internationally and extensively stateside with her cousin in her camper. Betty moved back to Pueblo, Presbyterian Towers, and lived there until she moved to Fountain to be closer to Rob (2014) until she moved in with Rob. and her daughter-in-law Darlene (Dee). She was so excited for this move and it was made just after Thanksgiving this year. Betty slipped away and began her new life with her Lord and Savior just a few days after Thanksgiving. She was where she wanted to be and at peace. Betty was inactive status in the Eastern Star. She was passionate about church, travel, Bible and grandchildren and also enjoyed sewing, and visiting friends and family during her travels. A funny story, among many of her 'story telling' that she loved was about a horse in the kitchen in Kendall, KS. Her story telling exuded many family events, travel by train including Ray's graduation and other family favorites that entertained all. Those left to mourn her loss are her son, Rob and his wife Dee of Fountain, CO and grandchildren, Bobbie, Jesse, Eddie, Patty, Tomas, Alysa and Jon (FL) and Janelle (Harriott) Stadnick (Sandra) of New Jersey. Betty also proudly loved her progeny including 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Kay (Burrous) (Harriott) Kane of New Jersey in June of 2016, her parents and her brother, Erman (Dick) of Arizona. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am so sorry to hear that Betty has passed on. My best wishes to her family. I wish I had spent more time with her & her family. I blame myself for missing those opportunities. The times I did spend with her & my mother, Fern were very special times.

  2. Robert I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special person and I enjoyed working with her at South Mesa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. I was so sorry to hear about Betty passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed by friends and family. Know her faith was strong and she is with her savior. Love to you all…….

  4. She will be missed. Still remember when she came and visited my wife and I years ago in Wisconsin. Rest in peace

  5. Your mom was a very special lady! When I was in grade school at South Mesa elementary, she was the office secretary and she remained friends with my mother, Dale Bible,who lived at the Presbyterian towers and I would go play pinochle with her and some of the ladies that still live there. She was such a fun lady so sorry to hear that she’s past. My name is Cindy Bible Gonzales

  6. I always thought the world. She was a good friend, and I’ll always cherish the time we had together. Condolences to her loving family. May God bless you all.

  7. I always thought the world of Betty. She was a good friend. Condolences to her loving family. Blessings on you all.

  8. I always thought the world of Betty. She was a good friend. Condolences to her loving family. Blessings on you all.

  9. I always thought the world of Betty. She was a good friend. Condolences to her loving family. Blessings on you all.

  10. Betty was a great friend and confidant to my Mom, Elaine Ripley. I will always remember her sweet smile, good nature and love of God. We are all better people for knowing herm

  11. I was blessed to have remained close with Betty for many years. We talked often by phone. We talked for months about her moving in with Rob and Dee. She was so looking forward for that event and I am so grateful the Lord placed her there. There was much joy in heaven when she entered.
    I loved her and I will miss her.

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